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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: May 5, 2021
Birthday: April 8
Country: United States

About Me

Gypsy at heart. Most prized possession: dog-eared passport because, oh my, the places I can go! Most adored human: she of the adventurous soul - my delightful, irreverent, 19yo woman-child daughter.

April 22, 2021 - Changes Coming: I'm in the midst of packing up again! I'm going to Texas for several months before my next big move. More on that later, but some crazy changes coming my way.... In the past we've lived in Malta, Cambodia, Vanuatu, Ghana, Tanzania, and Australia.

My daughter and I travel ALOT. Our last big trip before covid (summer 2019) we spent 3 months in Greece -- I was working in the refugee camp and she was volunteering at a vet clinic. We'll be up and running as soon as things open up again. Next trips: Morocco with my best friend, and spa week in Mexico with my mom.

Other than being constantly in need of new luggage, I'm a child rights lawyer and researcher. I research and write about child welfare and adoption.

Favorite Crafts

I'm an artist wannabe. I don't have any special talent but I quilt, sew, do various kinds of needlework and have lately gotten into paper crafts.

Favorite Music

1980 hair bands. Shameful but true.

Favorite Books

Huge reader. We've spent most of the last 10 years living in developing countries where there is no such thing as TV -- that suits us fine because we are readers. Outlander fan, but I also like any historical fiction and lawyer/legal thrillers.

I also spend way more time than I should on Crosswords!

Random stuff

Random things that make me happy:

  1. smell of new books
  2. envies -- handmade and plain color storebought to decorate
  3. pens & paper and stationary & stickers
  4. beads & sequins & ribbons and funny/unusual things to attach to mixed media pieces of art
  5. washi
  6. handknitted socks! (or nice cotton/wool ones -- not the synthetic cutesy ones)
  7. Crossword puzzles! (in the US: the ones from the Dollar Store make me happy! Also happy with freebies from the paper, just also include the answers please because I cheat.)
  8. new/unused postcards (not tourist ones)
  9. blank journals/notebooks - especially ones with recycled paper...pages are a little rough like newspaper, not slick & shiny
  10. handmade pottery -- tiles and plates
  11. Nancy Drew
  12. Wooden spoons & aprons
  13. bags -- any kind: small ones for pens and such and tote bags...all kinds of bags (I especially like tote bag people sew -- about the size to roughly what regular plastic bag from a store holds)
  14. Address labels -- for me (info only, including USA; no pics) or blank to send out
  15. sea glass & the ocean & and ocean colors
  16. envies of randomness!
  17. old mags -- I cut them up for stuff so I don't care how new/old they are
  18. paper scraps -- LOVE paper and anything at least as big as a postcard is awesome! . .

THINGS I CAN HAPPILY LIVE WITHOUT:

  1. almost all the isms,
  2. crimes against kids,
  3. horror/gothic/vampire/scary stuff,
  4. smelly lotions & potions,
  5. tv,
  6. spicy food,
  7. caffeine free coke & coffee
  8. cold weather,
  9. make-up & high heels,
  10. fridge magnets, shot glasses, tourist spoons/thimbles, keychains and that sort of thing (even if it is a "requirement" of the swap -no sense wasting your money on it!),
  11. Hello Kitty, kawaii and that sort of thing

IF YOU DON'T GET SOMETHING FROM ME, LET ME KNOW PLEASE.

POSTCARD WISHLIST

Postcard Wishlist: Given the option, I'd rather came they blank/unused in an envie but naked is fine too. I don't really care what kind of card, but my most favorite are ones with children on them. I also really like interesting images, watercolors, birds, books, maps, animals, clocks....

Not a fan of tourist cards.

No Religious, Rude, Crude, or Mean cards please.

Recycling

I like to recycle stuff -- Please don't be offended if I use newspapers or mag pages or other interesting materials for envies and mailers. Thanks!

Email

** Please use the messaging system on SB and not my email account. My email is subject to review by third parties and I'd much rather my personal stuff not mix with my work stuff. Thank you!

Cats

It is possible that my cat, Oddly Bean, will want to send you something as well. She has been known to include a cat hair or two in the envies. I do my best to avoid that -- cost of postage and all -- but she loves to hang out on my desk (the better to see the squirrels in the yard and increase her chances of getting a cuddle). My apologies in advance if my mail arrives with a stray cat hair or two.

2021 Challenge

One of my 2021 challenges is to reuse as much of the SB packaging as I can -- envies and mailers. I want to upcycle envies by adding/re-doing/altering them in fun ways and put them back in the mailbox. Don't be surprised if you receive an envie that looks a little familiar! Open to private swaps with anyone interested in trading a few of these!

Ratings

user6937 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #140 on May 5, 2021
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Comment: Great cards! I love learning new things; the kookaburra card was one that taught me something :)
Response: very welcome!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Handmade Envies - US on May 3, 2021
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Comment: I love these envies - so pretty and thank you for the extra labels!! Gonna be hard to mail them:) Thank you for an awesome swap!
Response: Very welcome!
JuneRosebud rated for AN: National Pet Week PC (US) on May 1, 2021
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Comment: Hi Sheri, Thanks for the cat post card. We currently have a new indoor dog (Chihuahua) 13 years old named Spitz; two cats, one cat colony on our property & five ferrets. We have half an acre; if we had more land & $$$ I'd have all kinds of critters. I'd love to get some mini goats=)
Response: Very welcome. (My daughter would do the same -- run the biggest animal rescue in the world!)
Vickyen rated for AN: Teach Me #26 (US) on May 1, 2021
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Comment: Hi Sheri! Thank you for the sheep pc and for teaching me! That last fact was kind of gross, but a fact is a fact! LOL! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: LOL -- what was the gross fact? I forgot!
Carollee922 rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #31 on May 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great post cards
Response: Very welcome!
Poohtat rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #8H on Apr 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards. The moth is so cool!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: thanks
Response: Very welcome!
anicka22 rated for Send 3 From the List #17 on Apr 29, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! Hope you receive good news this time! Love the books postcard and the beautiful handmade envie.
Response: Very welcome!
LauraM540 rated for CPG Things w/Wings PC - US Only on Apr 29, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the duckie card!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Sheri - thank you! I loved the envelope and my sweet surprises! Where do you find the paper to make the envelope? Thank you again. Keep on swapping...
Response: Very welcome!
debbiespoms rated for Flat Envie of Fun 30 on Apr 27, 2021
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Comment: Hi Sheri ! Thank you so much for the awesome assortment of Goodies! I so enjoyed going through it all! Loving all !
Response: very welcome!
debbiespoms rated for AN: Go Birding Day PC (US) on Apr 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Sheri for the Tropical bird PC. Me too, love to bird watch! I have a couple feeders outside my window. Love it!
Response: Very welcome!
knitterofhats rated for Handmade Envelopes 4/2021 on Apr 26, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely envies!
Response: Very welcome.
dally rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #138 on Apr 24, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great pcs, and the extra bits!
Response: very welcome.
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Comment: Thank you for hosting this swap, this is one of my favorite swaps :)
Response: Glad you enjoyed it!
kizzlets rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #30 on Apr 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you very much for the postcards!
Response: Very welcome!
ashanti2106 rated for MAIL ART - B & W with a twist! on Apr 23, 2021
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Comment: The envelope is perfect for the swap. I love that you choose yellow. Thank you for the extras! Have a great weekend!
Response: Very welcome!
ayahsantos rated for Lots of Stamps on an Envelope #21 on Apr 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much!! Take Care always!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you so much!! Take Care always!
Response: Very welcome!
debbiespoms rated for AN: Mother Earth Day PC (US) on Apr 21, 2021
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Comment: Yet another wonderful PC from you! Thank you very much for the Elephant rocks State Park in Mo. I love it !
Response: Very welcome.

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Comments

kittyhahahotbot on Apr 26, 2021:

Good luck!

Tricia22 on Apr 26, 2021:

Wishing you safe travels on your big road trip!!πŸš—

Poohtat on Apr 25, 2021:

Thank you for the WW April wish for pink happy mail. Happy swapping

MiRdLHWY43 on Apr 24, 2021:

Thanks so much for the awesome selection of postcards from the April wish list!

ScrapHappyGabi on Apr 22, 2021:

simcoe54 on Apr 17, 2021:

AN: March WTA -- Thanks so much for the lovely postcards and envies!

yvonne401 on Apr 14, 2021:

Thank you for my AWG April wishes of butterfly stickers and notecards! Thanks for making my day bright!

Blessings,

Yvonne

susieq11 on Apr 11, 2021:

Thank you for your awesome letter and ALL the adorable letter paper for WW April! Wow! Very cool mail art envie too. What a fun mail day, yay! Hope you had a fabulous birthday!!!!

BusyB on Apr 8, 2021:

LadyJo on Apr 8, 2021:

Thank you for the AWG April wishes of Nautical items! Love the stickers!

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